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Flight departs Jeddah for home with 432 Lagos pilgrims- NAHCON

Flight departs Jeddah for home with 432 Lagos pilgrims- NAHCON

  Following the completion of the 2019 Hajj in Saudi Arabia, fight FLYNAS XY7434 departed Jeddah to Lagos at 15:00hrs on Saturday. A statement from the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) Command and Control Centre indicated that it had 432 Lagos State pilgrims onboard. According to the statement, “Today, 17/08/2019 FLYNAS XY7434 departed Jeddah to Lagos at 15:00hrs with ... Read More »

FAAN announces closure of Enugu Airport runway

FAAN announces closure of Enugu Airport runway

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has announced the closure of the runway of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu beginning from August 24. General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, Henrietta Yakubu, announced this on Saturday. Yakubu said the closure is to effect major repairs and works on the airfield. She added: “This move is aimed at resolving the existing ... Read More »

Age barrier: JAMB advises candidates “strictly follow instructions in brochure” before registration

Age barrier: JAMB advises candidates “strictly follow instructions in brochure” before registration

  *Dr Fabian Benjamin* The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has advised candidates of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to always read and strictly adhere to instructions contained in the examination brochure before registering for the examinations. The board’s Head of Media and Publicity, Dr Fabian Benjamin, gave the advice in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria ... Read More »

FBI arrests Forbes-rated Nigerian entrepreneur over $12 million fraud

FBI arrests Forbes-rated Nigerian entrepreneur over $12 million fraud

 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the United States of America (USA) has arrested a Nigerian entrepreneur, Obinwanne Okeke, over allegation of conspiracy to commit fraud of over $12 million. A special agent employed by the United States Department of Justice, Marshall Ward, disclosed this in an affivadit deposed at the court on Friday. Various sources reported that Okeke’s arrest ... Read More »

GTBank releases 2019 half year audited results, declares Profit Before Tax of N115.8b

GTBank releases 2019 half year audited results, declares Profit Before Tax of N115.8b

  Guaranty Trust Bank Plc has released its audited financial results for the half year ended June 30, 2019 to the Nigerian and London Stock Exchanges. The half year result shows positive growth across key financial metrics and reflects GTBank’s leading position as one of the best managed financial institutions in Africa. The Bank reported a Profit Before Tax of ... Read More »

Siasia kicks against FIFA ban

Siasia kicks against FIFA ban

Samson Siasia has denied any wrongdoing in the allegations of bribery and match manipulations levelled against him by world football body, FIFA. The former Super Eagles coach who made his position known on Friday, also said that he was never invited by FIFA to tell his own side of the story. Siasia while disclosing his position to the former Super ... Read More »

UN invites Peace Corps for CONFAB in US

UN invites Peace Corps for CONFAB in US

By Haruna Salami The Peace Corps of Nigeria, PCN has been invited by the United Nations to attend its 68th annual Civil Society Conference in United States of America. The 3-day gathering of Civil Society Organisations is being organized by the Department of Global Communications (formerly DPI), in cooperation with the NGO/DPI executive committee and the participation of its associated ... Read More »

Opinion-Muslim Activists Push Toxic Feminism: The War Against Motherhood, By Umm Khalid

Opinion-Muslim Activists Push Toxic Feminism: The War Against Motherhood, By Umm Khalid

  *A group of Muslim women at a workshop* Many Muslim young women living in the modern world are lost when it comes to the marriage versus career question. They wander along with no real guidance, following in the footsteps of their non-Muslim counterparts and falling face-first into the same disastrous outcomes. Some of us parrot gimmicky feminist one-liners and ... Read More »